Why You Need to Be on Nextdoor, the Local Social Network  [LINK]
There are all sorts of niche social networks. There are networks for gamers. Networks for beer drinkers. Even networks for academics. But possibly the best social network that you haven’t joined yet is Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a free, private, loc... [Read More]
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How Facebook’s video ads’ watch time compares across formats  [LINK]
The amount of time people spend watching an ad varies by context, but the ad’s value shouldn’t be considered proportional to its watch time, per Facebook. Please visit Marketing Land for t... [Read More]
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Twitter Admits People Don’t Know How to Use Twitter  [LINK]
Twitter has released two new ads designed to persuade people to join Twitter. However, the social networking site, or rather its ad agency, has taken a rather novel approach to achieving this end. The ads admit Twitter can be hard to understand, befo... [Read More]
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All I Want for Christmas Is You: How to Find Someone to Spend the Holiday With Online  [LINK]
Christmas always makes us think of family, warm home full of bright decorations, and a dining table that you get to share with those closest to you. But what if none of your dear people actually happen to be around for this holiday season? That&rsquo... [Read More]
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How to Pin Conversations in WhatsApp  [LINK]
If there are particular conversations on WhatsApp you want to keep on hand, you can do that by pinning them to your chat list. The process differs slightly between iOS and Android, but in both cases it’s a simple two-step process. How... [Read More]
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Twitter officially adds support for tweetstorms because 280 characters isn’t long enough  [LINK]
Twitter is rolling out an option for people to string together tweets into a thread over “the coming weeks,” the company said on Tuesday. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. ... [Read More]
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Instagram’s hashtag following could be a new avenue for ads, misuse  [LINK]
People following a hashtag will see top posts and Stories featuring the hashtag in their Instagram feeds alongside their friends’ posts. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. ... [Read More]
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Facebook Kills the Ticker Showing Friends’ Activities  [LINK]
Facebook appears to have killed the Ticker, which previously showed you what your friends were doing on the social network in real time. Facebook is well known for changing things up on a regular basis, but the killing of the Ticker is odd in that th... [Read More]
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WhatsApp business accounts will either be verified, confirmed or unconfirmed  [LINK]
 Another tidbit around how WhatsApp’s incoming business accounts will function: According to a FAQ for users of the messaging platform — on “Chatting with businesses” — they will either have one of three status... [Read More]
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Twitter will now display view counts for all videos, including ads  [LINK]
For videos that brands post organically and also run as ads, Twitter will show the combined organic and paid view counts. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. ... [Read More]
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Celebrities Praise Keaton Jones: Chris Evans Invites Bullied Boy To ‘Avengers’ Premiere  [LINK]
Refresh for updates Seems half of Hollywood is reaching out to Keaton Jones – meaning the other half just hasn’t yet seen the bullied Tennessee boy’s heartbreaking Facebook video. “You got a pal in the Hulk,” tweeted Mar... [Read More]
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Facebook’s Year in Review: How 2017 Sucked  [LINK]
You have probably had a year of ups and downs. That is, after all, pretty much standard. However, on a global scale 2017 won’t go down as a feelgood classic. There have been terror attacks, natural disasters, and a political atmosphere where ev... [Read More]
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What Not to Do to Get Hacked on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat  [LINK]
Want to get your account hacked on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other major social network? It’s actually really easy — all you have to do is sit back and keep doing what you’ve been doing. In fact, we’ve got a big li... [Read More]
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Facebook will (finally) shift to viewable-only organic reach counts for Pages next year  [LINK]
Facebook said in November 2016 that it would adjust its organic reach metric to only count impressions when a Page’s post appeared on someone’s screen. Please visit Marketing Land for the ... [Read More]
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Reddit now lets brands publish to subreddits, manage private messages thru Sprinklr  [LINK]
Sprinklr’s integration with Reddit marks the first time that brands are able to publish to Reddit through a third-party social marketing platform. Please visit Marketing Land for the full articl... [Read More]
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Instagram Will Now Archive All of Your Stories  [LINK]
Instagram is changing the way Stories are preserved for posterity. Stories Archive will automatically save your Stories for the future, and Stories Highlights will let you choose certain elements of Stories to share with the world. So, if Stories are... [Read More]
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Instagram’s standalone Direct app can be its version of Snapchat’s new friends-only tab  [LINK]
Instagram’s Direct app will give people a dedicated space for their friends, similar to Snapchat’s Friends tab. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. ... [Read More]
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Twitter broadens its AMP support to include analytics  [LINK]
Twitter says the new AMP analytics feature will help distinguish page views happening on Twitter versus organic page views. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. ... [Read More]
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Why Is Facebook Adding P2P Payments for Its Users? Will It Catch On?  [LINK]
Traditional banks are lagging behind when it comes to technology and we are increasingly seeing non-financial services companies, like Facebook and Orange moving in into the territory of traditional banks. Below Daniel Kjellén, Co-Founder and CEO of Swedish fintech unicorn Tink, looks at how Facebook is currently adding P2P payments to their services. You would have to have your head in th... [Read More]
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Why Is Facebook Adding P2P Payments for Its Users? Will It Catch On?  [LINK]
Traditional banks are lagging behind when it comes to technology and we are increasingly seeing non-financial services companies, like Facebook and Orange moving in into the territory of traditional banks. Below Daniel Kjellén, Co-Founder and CEO of Swedish fintech unicorn Tink, looks at how Facebook is currently adding P2P payments to their services. You would have to have your head in th... [Read More]
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